"Echoes of Existence" is a solo show composed of sculptures and drawings by Brooklyn based artist Jack Henry. Like real realism (Spring/Break, NY) this exhibition is an aesthetic rooted in a secular dualism that integrates images and objects with genres asking viewers “What is Real to me?” ...
Jack Henry creates worlds of imagination that transcend the physical world of reactions and strives to tap into the truths of our collective unconscious. Like the allegory of Plato's Cave Henry's sculptures contrast reality with our interpretation of it. This exhibition invites viewers to enter the 'cave' and view these impressions of truths by Jack Henry to inform and shift societal and cultural norms.
Jack Henry uses found objects as transformative tools by casting them in resin to invoke the ghostly presence of what once was--- remnants of truth and innocence. Henry’s sculptures are motivated by the impermanent connections between metaphysical experience and nature. His work is like a dream being used to solve the fundamental question of our existence, "How do the disconnected become reconnected to the truth?"
Jack Henry: Brooklyn artist, Jack Henry earned his BFA in Sculpture at the Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (2007) and MFA in Sculpture at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2010).
Henry is the recipient of several fellowships and residencies, most notably at Mass Moca Residency (2020), Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, Earthed – Ecology Themed Artists Residency Fellowship (2019), Arte_Fits.foundation, Dorado, Puerto Rico. Art in Nature Fellowship (2019).
Laura Horne (curator) was the co-director of Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto (2005 - 2015), the founding editor at TUSSLE magazine (2013 - present) and curator at TussleProjects (2020-present). Horne was a student of NYC crit club (2020) and previously graduated with a degree in journalism/communications from the University of Windsor / St. Clair (1998 - 2001) and received a graduate degree in digital media and design at George Brown, Toronto (2003), design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto (2009).
Past gallery representation; SB Contemporary, Windsor ON (2016 - 2019); Recent Curatorial Project, Real Realism, Spring Break Art Show, New York (2022) selected exhibitions; Field Projects , NY, Zoonotic Hex (2022), Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, From Dark to Light, (2020) to be here, One Ten Park Gallery, Windsor (2017), NUIT BLANCHE, Toronto (2015), CONTACT Photography Festival, (annual group show) Toronto (2011 - 2013), River of Shadows, Gallery 44, (solo) Toronto (2012) Awards; FREE SPACE | Self Directed Residency, Arts Council Windsor & Region (2017), Self-Directed Residency, OA Can Factory, Gowanus, NY, (2021-2022)
Please contact LauraHorne@tusslemagazine.com with any inquiries or comments Thank you.